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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Jodi Picoult~Readers Asked My Favorites of Her Books

Easily my favorite of Jodi Picoult's books
this one had my heart clinched
the whole way through! I could have died!
This is an unbelieveably remarkable book.

Summary:

Things break all the time.
Day breaks, waves break, voices break.
Promises break.
Hearts break.
Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they'd been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of "luckier" parents, and maybe worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their child had been born healthy? But it's all worth it because Willow is, well, funny as it seems, perfect. She's smart as a whip, on her way to being as pretty as her mother, kind, brave, and for a five-year-old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom. Willow is Willow, in sickness and in health.
Everything changes, though, after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte should have known earlier of Willow's illness? What if things could have been different? What if their beloved Willow had never been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more. What constitutes a valuable life?
Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care brings us into the heart of a family bound by an incredible burden, a desperate will to keep their ties from breaking, and, ultimately, a powerful capacity for love. Written with the grace and wisdom she's become famous for, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult offers us an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.

I seriously couldn't have been wondering more about Jacob
than anyone else in his family or law enforcement!
This was a very telling and gripping novel to me.

Summary :
When your son can’t look you in the eye . . . does that mean he’s guilty?
Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right.
But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s
And over this small family, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?


The chilling situation so many women face today
custody of their children.  This one complicated, and
so mangled that it's terrifying!

Summary:
One of America's most powerful and thought-provoking novelists, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult brilliantly examines belief, miracles, and the complex core of family. When the marriage of Mariah White and her cheating husband, Colin, turns ugly and disintegrates, their seven-year- old daughter, Faith, is there to witness it all. In the aftermath of a rapid divorce, Mariah falls into a deep depression—and suddenly Faith, a child with no religious background whatsoever, hears divine voices, starts reciting biblical passages, and develops stigmata. And when the miraculous healings begin, mother and daughter are thrust into the volatile center of controversy and into the heat of a custody battle—trapped in a mad media circus that threatens what little stability the family has left.


There are several more of Jodi's books I've enjoyed reading, just as I enjoyed "Lone Wolf," but I have to be honest as a reviewer when I say a book isn't an author's best work.  To me, the above-mentioned showcase the best of her writing.  If you haven't already, I hope you'll get an opportunity to read them.


Thanks for stopping by!


Deborah/TheBookishDame
 

2 comments:

Alex

I read some Jodi Picoult but not any of these three. Handle with Care sounds very intriguing and one I would read. Not sure about the other two yet. Thanks for this great review.

TheDaydreamer3

I've actually never read Jodi Picoult before.Which do you recommend ?

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